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Transocean agrees to $1.4-billion settlement in 2010 gulf oil spill

LA Times -- Offshore oil and gas drilling company Transocean has agreed to a $1.4-billion settlement with the Justice Department to resolve civil and criminal claims against the company for its role in the April 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

Transocean owned the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig leased by BP that exploded and sank after the Macondo well blew out, killing 11 workers and spewing nearly 5 million barrels of oil into the gulf.

In a statement, Transocean said that as part of the settlement, a "subsidiary has agreed to plead guilty to one misdemeanor violation of the Clean Water Act for negligent discharge of oil into the Gulf of Mexico and pay $1.4 billion in fines, recoveries and penalties, excluding interest."


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Submitted Jan 04, 2013 By: BurntOrange
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dandvicb
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 6:18:19 AM

not eNOUGH!!
daequitz
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 6:06:53 AM

Where's that money actually going and what of it is left after the lawyers are paid?
hokieburgh
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 5:50:50 AM

seem to be getting off light here
SBlouch
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 3:20:54 AM

Transocean got off too easy as this is just a drop in a bucket for them. Wonder where the money will actually go too.
vulcan96
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 3:13:53 AM

and quess where the money will come from.........
UpSol7
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 3:07:17 AM

How much is for the spill, and how much for 11 human lives?
ldiggy
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 3:03:24 AM

I think they got off easy. That's not nearly enough money for the damage and chaos they created.
Ahking
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 3:01:04 AM

put that money into developing alternate energy infrastructure.
Z06KY
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 3:00:20 AM

Hope the attorneys don't get all the money.
griffinfinity
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 2:59:07 AM

The fact is, the monetary damages are nothing to these companies. I'd be in favor of sentencing the executive board members of the company to serve on clean-up crews until the mess is handled...

[Edited by: griffinfinity at 1/4/2013 3:00:35 AM EST]
madison8359
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 2:55:31 AM

Cheap for the damage they did.
mrjames1818
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 2:50:57 AM

Not nearly enough

[Edited by: mrjames1818 at 1/4/2013 2:56:21 AM EST]
JoeKR
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 2:48:37 AM

It certainly won't come out of executive bonuses!
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 2:47:44 AM

All parties involved in drilling the oil well have a responsibility to pay a fine for damages.
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 2:46:41 AM

Is that all???
OldMan322
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 2:45:16 AM

sounds little for the damage done
Z51Corvette
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 2:39:08 AM

BOBDEC... NO! Prices DO NOT HAVE to go UP!

It's time we get realistic on costs! Penalties should go away, if the company gets it cleaned up, to many WHINERS cost everyone else down the road!
bobdec
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 2:35:56 AM

Gas prices will have to go up
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 2:35:34 AM

Just a drop of oil in the barrel and millions of barrels Ianthe gulf.
Quick68
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 2:34:33 AM

This is the reason that you will never see gas prices go back down. BP is selling off their stations in Ohio to Duchess Shoppe to help pay for their part in the spill.
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 2:33:42 AM

That means gas is going up again.
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 2:28:36 AM

Any bets on how much goes to the lawyers? 40% ? 60% ?
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 2:26:56 AM

Wonder where the money will really go ?
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 2:26:38 AM

there goes the price of gas
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 2:23:16 AM

hope it helps some
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 2:20:18 AM

What a mess. Everyone loses.
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 2:17:42 AM

Trickles down to the Consumer
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 2:14:23 AM

Hopefully all of those in management at Transocean see the inside of a jail cell commensurate with their role in this disaster.
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 2:11:13 AM

And you don't think we will eventually pay that bill
teamsimons
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 1:59:59 AM

One misdemeanor violation, huh?
No one goes to jail, huh?
Money solves all ills, huh?

What about the irreparable damage done to the Gulf Coast environmentally?
What about the lives of the workers who died?

What impact has all of this had on BP's gas prices or prices of petroleum products originating from Gulf Coast sources?
kiss4afrog
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 1:59:18 AM

It's chump change to them. That's the problem.
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 1:58:46 AM

And prices continue to rise. Who do you think is going to pay this $1.4 billion? That would be us, the taxpayer/consumer.
badharley
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 1:53:05 AM

Gas prices should be going up.
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 1:51:40 AM

OK
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 1:50:32 AM

I thought it would be more.
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 1:44:39 AM

Okay....interesting
thanks for posting on GB blog
VikingWoman
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 1:44:04 AM

Looks like they got off easy so far. Good to see there is more to come.
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 1:43:32 AM

Ok. Higher gas prices are coming.
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 1:42:27 AM

Where will the money go?
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 1:42:09 AM

The courts should have also ordered all companies involved that they could not increase prices over the next five years which would hurt them more than the $1.4 billion fine!
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 1:39:32 AM

dont you just love lawyers
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 1:39:28 AM

How much of that will the government and lawyers get?
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 1:38:07 AM

I guess that's why the gas prices have increased.
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 1:36:07 AM

Now the executive branch can afford more vacations.
comprof
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 1:30:17 AM

Total waste of money and higher fuel prices.
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 1:28:30 AM

Who gets the money?
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 1:28:13 AM

Another government shake down that the consumer will pay for.
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 1:26:55 AM

It can never make up for the lost of life
shari128
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 1:26:43 AM

That's great that they need to pay for the damage done. It will be passed down to us in gas price increases. They have the money to pay for it, but in the end it will hurt the consumers again.
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 1:26:29 AM

somehow the lives lost seem to be forgotten here.
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 1:24:08 AM

Consumer will pay at the pump!!
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